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A Contrived Advice: A Verse With Each Word Beginning With The Letter T

Thomas Tusser In 1573, a poet and farmer named Thomas Tusser published a book entitled Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandry. The book mainly comprised of rhyming couplets. However, in Chapter 49, he pulled out all the stops to create the … Continue reading

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Poem: Today I Am Despairing

This is a guest post by E.L. Sonder. Today I am despairing, for all the world is wearing, on my weary, worried soul. Perhaps I will be broken, no matter the words spoken, towards my fruitless goal. If my actions … Continue reading

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Pun Of The Weak: A Sunny Limerick

Image: NASA There was once a curious youngling Who stayed up all night while wondering Why’s the Sun not present, And where it went. Then it dawned on him the next morning.

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Retroactive Editorial Policy

“Let me make it clear to you This is what we’ll never do.” It really doesn’t matter if you don’t know how to spell: You’ll find that many readers understand you just as well; And once the spelling’s gone to … Continue reading

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Gleanings From The Past #40

Lawyers Two lawyers, when a knotty case was o’er, Shook hands, and were as good friends as before. “Zounds!” says the losing client, “how came you To be such good friends, who were such foes just now?” “Thou fool,” says … Continue reading

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A Contrived Math In Lewis Carroll’s The Hunting of the Snark

In Lewis Carroll’s The Hunting of the Snark, the Butcher wanted to convince the Beaver that two plus one is equal to three, and he did it the “easy” way: Taking Three as the subject to reason about — A convenient … Continue reading

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The ABCs Of War

“The Harvest of Battle” by Christopher R. W. Nevinson, 1919 An Austrian Archduke, assaulted and assailed, Broke Belgium’s barriers, by Britain bewailed, Causing consternation, confused chaotic crises; Diffusing destructive, death-dealing devices. England engaged earnestly, eager every ear, France fought furiously, … Continue reading

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